Band Photo: Exhumed (?)
From: San Jose, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Exhumed News
Below is our complete Exhumed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Originally released in 1998, Exhumed's debut full-length, "Gore Metal," was a boundary defying offering of filth-ridden, grinding, over-the-top death-metal.
Not content to let the album rot away, Exhumed returned to the studio almost two decades later to re-record the landmark offering. The resulting "Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 - 2015," set for release this February via Relapse Records, maintains the maniacal ferocity of the original recordings while adding depth to the sonic devourment thanks in no small part to years of touring and a vastly improved-sounding recording quality.
Proclaims vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: "I'm super pumped that we got the chance to re-record Gore Metal. I don't think any of us were happy with how it turned out the first time around, so getting another shot at it meant a lot to me personally. I was also really excited to have our old friend Ross Sewage reprise his vocals on the new version, ensuring that it still sounds like that era of EXHUMED, though things are a lot more audible this time around!"
The track listing is as follows:
2. Open The Abscess
3. Postmortem Procedures
4. Limb From Limb
6. Casket Crusher
7. Death Mask
8. In My Human Slaughter House
9. Sepulchral Slaughter
10. Vagitarian II
11. Blazing Corpse
12. Deadest Of The Dead More...
Death metal is notorious for its lyrics which focus on the brutal and at times sickening aspects of life. While many bands are wrongly accused of writing material which relies solely on this area, one band who revelled in such a subject was America’s own, Exhumed. Exhumed were formed in the state of California in 1990 by then fifteen year old, Matt Harvey. They were influenced by some of the more interesting death metal bands of the time such as Carcass and Terrorizer and set out to put their own unique stamp on the branch of extreme music which they loved so much, deciding ultimately that it would be gore they focused on.
They recorded a significant number of demos, split releases and EPs in the early career before eventually signing a record deal with Relapse, a label which had become known as the home of the American branch of grindcore, much like Earache was known as in the United Kingdom. They released their first full length album, "Gore Metal" in 1998, which featured an incredibly gruesome front cover and contained a cover of the Sodom song, "Sodomy and Lust" in addition to the twelve original compositions on offer. Although somewhat sloppy by Harvey’s admission, the record was received quite well by the death metal audience and they were soon hitting the road to promote the album. More...
After recruiting new member Matt "Slime" Ferri, California's death-laden horror hellions in Exhumed will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of U.S. live invasions alongside Carcass and Noisem.
Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the "Inked In Steel" tour will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates.
From there Exhumed will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, "We've been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we're getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt 'Slime' Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we've got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!" More...
Exhumed has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new member for upcoming tour dates:
"A quick announcement before our Fall / Winter tour season gets started... We'd like to extend a very morbid and maggot-filled welcome to our new bassist / vocalist Matt 'Slime' Ferri, who will be meeting all of you mutants on the road shortly.
"Matt replaces our good friend Rob 'Bodybag' Babcock, who we wish all the best for in the future. We're sure you'll all make Matt feel welcome onstage (read: buy him beers) and all the guys in the band are psyched to bring you the latest and greatest version of Exhumed.
"Cheers from Harvey and the usual gang of idiots!"
Catch Exhumed live on these dates: More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting organization has announced that due to scheduling issues Onslaught has cancelled the band's previously planned performance at the festival.
Recently reunited U.K. thrashers Xentrix will replace Onslaught on Saturday December 13th, 2014.
Xentrix has released four albums through Roadrunner Records: 1989’s "Shattered Existence," 1990’s "For Whose Advantage," 1991’s "Dilute to Taste," and 1992’s "Kin." Heavy Metal Records also released a 1996 LP called "Scourge."
The currently announced lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014 is as follows: More...
The British extreme metal icons from Carcass will return to the United States once again this October/November.
Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends Obituary and the eclectic champions of “murder metal," Macabre. Death grinders Exhumed and newcomers Noisem will open each night of churning insanity as well.
“We thought it would be cool to go off the beaten track a bit and play some places that usually get overlooked,” commented Carcass frontman Jeff Walker. “We figure some of the tumbleweeds needed blowing away. Pretty chuffed to have managed to get our pals Obituary to come along on these dates. As anyone who has seen them recently will testify they're tearing it up live nowadays!”
Catch Carcass live:
05.09. FR Torcy - Fall Of Summer Festival
13.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja Music Zone
19.09. UK Belfast - Limelight
20.09. UK Dublin - Academy
18.10 FR Selestat - Les Tanzmatten
24.10. USA San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
25.10. USA San Bernardino, CA - Knotfest More...
The West Coast gore hounds in Exhumed will take to the streets this Fall on another rash of live incursions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem.
Slated to kick off on October 24th in San Diego, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will trample nearly two dozen cities with additional sonic devourment from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates.
From there the band will march overseas for more onstage devastation with Aborted, Origin, and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.
Comments Exhumed's Matt Harvey: "We've been enjoying a rare few months of quiet in the Exumed camp, but we're finally emerging from the death metal equivalent of cryo-sleep to make some noise again. We're totally psyched to be back out amongst all you mutants and maniacs again for some beers, laughs and our usual brand of heavy metal mayhem. It'll be great to worm our way back into your little black hearts. We couldn't ask for a better tour package than with Carcass and Obituary, and our solo dates will allow us to unleash a full spectrum of stuff onstage - more songs, more production, more Marshall cabinets. It's gonna be a blast (beat). See you fuckers there! Bring beer!" More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.
The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!
The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome Asphyx, Carach Angren, Cripper, and Funeral Whore to lineup for this year's edition, set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
At The Gates
One Tail, One Head
The Vision Bleak
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome U.S. death metal band Morbid Angel again at this year's edition, set to take place December 12th & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The band will play the "Covenant' album in its entirety, followed by a shorter best-of set list. Also exclusively confirmed are Swiss atmospheric black metallers Bolzer! A few more bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
One Tail, One Head
The Vision Bleak
Unleashed, One Tail One Head, Sinister, The Vision Bleak, Cruachan, Saille, and Evil Invaders are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.
The festival is set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. More bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
At The Gates
One Tail, One Head
The Vision Bleak
Iconic death metal outfit Origin will return to Europe for a 31 date tour throughout 15 countries in September and November. Side to side with Aborted, Exhumed and Miasmal, the U.S. metal giants will invade The Old Continent for the first time since 2012's crusade with Suffocation. The band commented:
"Some bands are just made to tour together! This November, Origin has the pleasure of going out with two bands that we have toured with in the past, Aborted and Exhumed. It's always a treat for any band to link up with old friends that they have shared the road with…as long as it was a good time! We have had great times on the road with both bands. Aborted, 2 years ago, and Exhumed wayyyyyy back 14 years ago! All on one bus, one big mess of psychopaths howling at the moon! If the bands are getting along and having a good time, then the shows for the friends and fans are going to be that much more ripping. This tour is going to positively melt faces. I've heard people say 'Hell, I'm over Europe' .....but not me, because this is HELL OVER EUROPE! With Exhumed and Aborted!"
The Hell Over Europe tour will kick off on the 20th of September in Nurnberg, Germany. Detailed tour dates can be found below.
Origin's upcoming 6th album, "Omnipresent," is set to be released on July 4th in Europe via Agonia Records (July 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast). More...
Ensiferum, Blasphemy, Thyrfing, Aborted, Onslaught, Exhumed, Origin, Attic, and Woland are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.
The 2014 edition is set to take place December 12th & 13th at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. More bands will be announced soon.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
At The Gates
Exhumed is currently out on the road with Toxic Holocaust and Ramming Speed, but the tour won't be making tonight's previously scheduled date in Oklahoma. Exhumed comments:
"Attention, OKC heads, unfortunately tonight's show has been postponed due to inclement weather and neither us nor the boys in Toxic Holocaust nor Ramming Speed will be there.
"This really sucks and was not our call, but it was the call. We look forward to seeing all you mutants as soon as possible. Now, onto Denver to console our friends in Cephalic Carnage and Speedwolf after last Sunday!" More...
Just in time for your holiday rituals, Noisey hurls forth a delectable stream of the Exhumed/Iron Reagan split twelve-inch.
A profane union of repugnant spirits, the forthcoming vinyl-only offering features eight unrepentant tracks of high-paced riotous fury that'll blow the stockings right off your chimney, two of which find Exhumed delivering ripping covers of Minor Threat's "Seeing Red" and Negative Approach's "Ready To Fight." Stream the whole split below.
Following a short run of dueling live sets, both bands are currently sleighing stages separately to close out the year. A complete list of remaining offensives appear below.
Exhumed [remaining dates]:
12/18/2013 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
12/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
12/21/2013 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
12/22/2013 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Iron Reagan w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder [remaining dates]:
12/18/2013 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
12/19/2013 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL
12/20/2013 The Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
12/21/2013 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
w/ Gwar, Battlecross
12/27/2013 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/28/2013 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
12/29/2013 The National - Richmond, VA More...
Oregon punk metal ruffians Toxic Holocaust will unite with California gore tacticians/labelmates Exhumed for a North American bout of live abrasions this Winter.
The chaos will prevail on January 22nd in Seattle and wind its way through seventeen cities before coming to a mutinous close February 9th in Sacramento. Special guests include Ramming Speed and Mammoth Grinder. The journey precedes the previously announced Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed European invasion set to commence February 22nd.
Comments Toxic Holocaust's gravel-throated ambassador Joel Grind: "I'm proud to announce our West Coast tour with gore metal maniaxxx, Exhumed. I guarantee no necks will be left un-wrecked after this onslaught of beer, waste and gore!"
Adds Exhumed head mischief maker Matt Harvey, "In our continuing efforts to drive our beloved van into the ground and rack up another several thousand gallons in complimentary beer, we're heading out with our friends in Toxic Holocaust to make some serious noise in 2014. It's shaping up to be a total rager, so come out and rage with us, you won't regret it!" More...
In honor of an upcoming combo assault with hardcore thrash miscreants Iron Reagan, today the gorelords in Exhumed expel a new canticle of chaos in the form of "Gravewalker."
Comments Matt Harvey, minister of diseased death rattles and obscene elegies: "In between our seemingly endless road schedule and recording a new album, we managed to squeak in some time to barf up a couple new tracks and cover songs for this split with our tight buds in Iron Reagan. They're a bit more stripped-down and nasty than the last album [Necrocracy], which was a lot of fun for us. This EP is all about cutting loose and getting down and dirty. We hope you'll join us in the grime and turn out for our week of shows with the Reagans just in time to have one last rager before you spend the holidays with your creepy drunk aunt who keeps touching your face at the table - you know the one I mean! See you mutants on the road!"
Get gruesome with "Gravewalker" in the player below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.
In related news, Exhumed will soon unite with Iron Reagan for a short run of live abrasions set to kick off in Las Vegas. Details are as follows:
12/08/2013 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
12/09/2013 The Metro - Oakland, CA
12/10/2013 The Casbah - San Diego, CA
12/11/2013 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
12/12/2013 Rocky Point - Tempe, AZ
12/14/2013 Gothic Theater - Denver, CO More...
Portland thrashers Toxic Holocaust have announced a European trek for February/March of 2014 in support of the latest LP "Chemistry of Consciousness," which is available now via Relapse Records. In support will be San Jose grindcore act and labelmates Exhumed. The tour begins in Germany on February 22nd (dates and venues can be found below).
Said Toxic mastermind Joel Grind of the upcoming invasion, "I'm very excited to slaughter Europe with fellow maniacs Exhumed! No country will be left unviolated..."
Adds Exhumed's Matt Harvey: "We're super psyched for this run with our fellow mutants in Toxic Holocaust - should be a rager! We look forward to splattering your senses, drinking your beer and damaging a large number of our brain cells next Spring!"
Toxic Holocaust is currently on a U.S. Tour with Ramming Speed and In Defence, the remaining dates of which can be found at this location.
Confirmed European dates are: More...
Today the musical miscreants at Tankcrimes are very pleased to announce the release of a split 12" between California's Exhumed and Virginia's Iron Reagan.
Iron Reagan feature within its crossover ranks Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), LandPhil Hall (Municipal Waste/Cannabis Corpse), Ryan Parrish (ex- Darkest Hour), Mark Bronzino (Mammoth Grinder/ANS) and Rob Skotis (Hellbear).
The split will offer up a total of eight battering tracks, two of which find Exhumed delivering soul-smearing covers of Minor Threat's "Seeing Red" and Negative Approach's "Ready To Fight."
The split 12" will be unleashed via Tankcrimes on January 7th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:
1. Gravewalker (EXHUMED)
2. Dead to the World (EXHUMED)
3. Seeing Red (EXHUMED) - Minor Threat cover
4. Ready to Fight (EXHUMED) - Negative Approach cover
5. Life Beater (IRON REAGAN)
6. Gave Up on Giving a Fuck (IRON REAGAN)
7. Mini Lights (IRON REAGAN)
8. Holy Water Makes Me Wet (IRON REAGAN) More...
West Coast roadhounds Exhumed are currently spreading their gory assault throughout North America on tour with label mates Dying Fetus.
Today Exhumed announces another stretch of live assaults with hardcore thrashbangers, Iron Reagan.
The havoc will commence December 8th in Las Vegas followed by the systematic demolition of Oakland, San Diego, Anaheim, Tempe and Denver.
See confirmed dates below. Exhumed is currently taking over the nation in support of the "Necrocracy" full-length. More...